The KC Chiefs’ defense got pushed around in Super Bowl LV and it’s time to heavily upgrade on that side of the ball.
*This mock draft was conducted prior to the KC Chiefs releasing Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz.
While the Kansas City Chiefs got beat in every way possible in Super Bowl LV, their defense definitely struggled to contain the Buccaneers’ ferocious offense. If the Chiefs want to win another Super Bowl, the defense has to play how they did in the 2019 season (at least in the back half of that season) and that’s what the team strives to do in my latest mock draft.
There are areas that need addressing on the offensive side of the ball too, but this mock draft plays off of the Chiefs hopefully filling those needs in free agency. I used The Draft Network’s mock draft simulator, which is a great tool for any draft nerd such as myself.
So, without further ado, let’s get to my third mock draft of the year!
KC Chiefs Mock Draft 3.0
Round 1: Pick 31 – Azeez Ojulari, EDGE (Georgia)
With their first pick in the 2021 NFL Mock Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select Azeez Ojulari out of Georgia. This smothering EDGE rusher was previously linked to the Chiefs in a mock draft and this would be quite the get for KC.
Ojulari played in 10 games last season and finished his final collegiate year with 31 tackles (12.5 for loss) and 9.5 sacks while also forcing four fumbles. The guy is as disruptive as they come and would be a great fit for this defense, who needs a spark in the pass-rushing department.
Ojulari teaming up with Chris Jones and Frank Clark would definitely help out the pass rush and that’s an area that needs fine-tuning this offseason.